Marko Futacs welcomed the quick chance to get the Ipswich defeat out of Pompey’s system.
The Blues travel to Barnsley tomorrow after Tuesday’s 1-0 loss against the Tractor Boys at Fratton Park.
Futacs believes the match represents the perfect opportunity to bury a frustrating reverse.
The Hungarian international is still becoming accustomed to the intense nature of the football programme in England.
Michael Appleton has aired his concerns over burn out for the 21-year-old after he made the first-team breakthrough.
Futacs is used to a less frenetic schedule in Hungary, France and Germany – and will be tested next month with his team facing eight games in March.
But the 6ft 5in powerhouse welcomed the quick turnaround tomorrow.
He said: ‘The good thing about England is there is a game in a few days. You do not have to wait for a week.
‘We have to show our stuff. We have to think about the weekend now.
‘We don’t have to wait one week, so we have to show ourselves and what we can do.
‘With fans like we have, we have to give back something to them this weekend.
‘We now really, really have to do something to get a win there.
‘It’s a tough game.’